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Edition 148

  • 25 March 2016

Anyone interested in changes coming to investing in Australia could spend Easter with three papers released in the last week or so: Treasury's 'Objective of Superannuation'; ASIC on culture and conflicts of interest in vertically-integrated businesses; and ASIC on regulating digital financial product advice (aka roboadvice). If that sounds like a good way to spoil a long weekend, relax over chocolate eggs and follow Cuffelinks while we cover future developments.

Five lessons from the recent turbulence in share markets

Learning about investing is a long journey and the recent period of market turbulence offers valuable lessons in the way markets behave.

Super’s shift to digital communication

A study of member communication by superannuation funds in 2013 and again in 2015 shows how much the industry has increased its digital interactions, what works and what doesn't.

Estate planning: where there’s a will, there’s a way

Part 2 in this series on estate planning focuses on wills. What a will can and cannot achieve, its objective, how wealth is transferred, and the importance of keeping things up-to-date.

Unlisted managed funds fight back, even for SMSFs

Although ETFs and LICs are growing in popularity, managed funds are far from disappearing. The future of wealth management will likely include strong demand for all three investment structures.

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Lessons when a fund manager of the year is down 25%

Every successful fund manager suffers periods of underperformance, and investors who jump from fund to fund chasing results are likely to do badly. Selecting a manager is a long-term decision but what else?

2022 election survey results: disillusion and disappointment

In almost 1,000 responses, our readers differ in voting intentions versus polling of the general population, but they have little doubt who will win and there is widespread disappointment with our politics.

Now you can earn 5% on bonds but stay with quality

Conservative investors who want the greater capital security of bonds can now lock in 5% but they should stay at the higher end of credit quality. Rises in rates and defaults mean it's not as easy as it looks.

30 ETFs in one ecosystem but is there a favourite?

In the last decade, ETFs have become a mainstay of many portfolios, with broad market access to most asset types, as well as a wide array of sectors and themes. Is there a favourite of a CEO who oversees 30 funds?

Betting markets as election predictors

Believe it or not, betting agencies are in the business of making money, not predicting outcomes. Is there anything we can learn from the current odds on the election results?

Welcome to Firstlinks Election Edition 458

At around 10.30pm on Saturday night, Scott Morrison called Anthony Albanese to concede defeat in the 2022 election. As voting continued the next day, it became likely that Labor would reach the magic number of 76 seats to form a majority government.   

  • 19 May 2022

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